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The 5 Building Design Phases

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The 5 Building Design Phases

Do you want to a successful architect someday, and work for a top architect company in Malaysia? Just take it one step at a time. It takes a lot of time and effort, but you will be there soon. Below are some of the basic things you need to know.

1. Schematic Design

During the SD, or schematic design phase, the architect consults with the owner in order to determine the requirements and goals of the project. During this first stage, the architect develops documents, drawings and other kinds of media that illustrate all the concepts of the design. Scale and spatial relationships are also taken into consideration.

2. Design Development

Design development services utilize the initial architectural design documents from the schematic design phase. Basically, the documents and details are taken a step further. In the design development stage, structural, architectural, plumbing, electrical and mechanical details are all organized.

3. Construction Documents

Once the documents from the design development stage are approved by the owner and architect, it’s time to move forward, and come up with drawings with much greater detail. These kinds of drawings usually include the materials and other specifications of the construction. Once all the construction documents are ready, the architect sends them to the general contractor for bidding and pricing.

4. Negotiation or Bid

After all the bid sets are distributed promptly, the architect and owner wait for the bids to come in. Both of them should evaluate these bids, and pick the winning one.

5. Construction Administration

The main responsibility of the architect is to help the general contractor to build the architectural project, according to the owner’s CDs. On the site, questions may arise that would require the architect to come up with architectural sketches.